SAT Test Prep & Tutoring in Newton, MA
Consider Livius Prep private SAT test prep and tutoring in Newton, MA who can help you prepare for whatever testing challenges lay ahead.
The instructors based in Livius Prep’s flagship Newton office are equipped to tutor students in all subjects and include Ph.D. and master’s degree recipients in fields such as engineering, physics, molecular biology, cultural and world history, and the English language.
Our SAT test prep and tutoring curriculum includes strategies and tips refined from decades of industry knowledge and experience that will help raise students’ scores.
What is the SAT?
The SAT is a standardized test taken by high school juniors and seniors that is used for college admissions in the United States and is accepted by every college in America. The test measure students’ achievements in Reading, Writing and Language, Math No Calculator, Math Calculator, and includes an optional Essay.
There are also SAT Subject Tests that test your knowledge in specific subject areas. They cover 20 subjects in five categories: English Literature, Mathematics, History (U.S. and World), Science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), and several languages.
Should You Take the SAT Subject Tests?
Students should take SAT Subject Tests if the college they plan to attend requires or recommends them as part of the application, but be sure to find out how many Subject Tests the college wants and whether it requires or recommends specific subjects.
A technology-oriented college, such as MIT, for example, may want you to submit Math and Science test scores, while a liberal arts college may prefer to see tests over a wide range of subjects. No matter what you decide, SAT Subject Tests can help you demonstrate your strength in a given area and set yourself apart from your peers.
You cannot take the SAT and Subject Tests on the same day, but you can generally take up to three Subject Tests on one day. At Livius Prep, we recommend taking Subject Tests for single-year subjects (Biology, U.S. History) in May or June of the school year during which you have studied the subject so the content is fresh in your mind. Take more general tests (Math, Literature) earlier in the year, repeating if necessary.
Should You Add the Essay to Your SAT Test?
When you register for the SAT, you will have to decide if you want to take the test with or without the Essay section.
The essay section is optional, but some high-profile colleges, such as Princeton, Stanford, California Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the entire University of California system, require it. Others use it for things like scholarship consideration.
Since many students take the SAT long before they decide where to apply to college, taking it with the Essay section can keep you from shutting yourself out of potential opportunities. It may also give colleges a better idea of your potential for success at college-level work.
Of course, this will require some additional hours of preparation and practice, but it will prevent you from having to take the entire SAT test over again if just one college on your list requires the essay.
An investment in SAT test prep and tutoring at Livius Prep in Newton, MA, can give you an advantage over your competition. Call us at 800-428-TEST (800-428-8378) for more information.